About a decade ago, the RV industry was in trouble. The recession was in full swing and gas prices were exploding, making it not a good time for many Americans to make a significant purchase like a recreational vehicle. But today, RV sales are skyrocketing, and you may just be surprised when you hear which generation is responsible for this dramatic upswing.
Coast to coast, Millennials love RVs. They’re buying them in record numbers, boosting RV year-over-year sales revenue into the double-digits. Younger buyers, or those under the age of 34, are not opting for massive, Class-A, higher-end motorhomes, but for smaller, more compact, Class-C models. The sales of “towables,” rather than the classic “driveables,” account for a significant portion of sales over the past three years. There’s a reason for this; smaller RVs not only cost less up-front and require less fuel, but they’re easier to maneuver and park at campgrounds, and often don’t require a special permit.
The fact that Millennials love RVs has done more than just revitalize the RV industry. Over the past three years, America’s National Parks have seen record-breaking numbers of visitors and campers, many of whom arriving and camping in an RV.
RVs help people to experience the wonders of the natural world, bond with their friends and family, and create lifelong memories — which is why we love to sell them here at Hanner RV Supercenter. Visit us today to find your new home-away-from-home.
Finding the right camping site to take your Wildwood Travel Trailer isn’t easy when Texas has so many great choices. From the sandy shores to national parks, travelers have quite the decision to make. Here are some of the best winter camping sites in Texas recommended by us at Hanner RV Supercenter to make selecting your destination a little easier.
Located 90 minutes from Austin, Texas, Colorado Bend State Park is home to some of the area’s most scenic rock formations and fun-filled biking trails. A 65-foot waterfall flows all year round.
There are numerous reasons that Big Bend National Park is one of the most visited parks in the country. For starters, it runs along the Rio Grande River, making it the perfect spot for kayaking and canoeing. There are even canyons and valleys to hike through.
Located on the shoreline upstream of the Guadalupe River, the Canyon Lake RV Resort provides quick access to several famous Texas attractions. Attend the Texas Butterfly Festival or stop by the Gladys Porter Zoo to make memories you won’t soon forget.
- Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Travelers who want to spend time in the great outdoors need look no further than Palo Duro Canyon State Park. The park features horseback riding through canyons, exploring caves, and hiking and biking opportunities.
- Padre Island National Seashore
Located on the Gulf Coast, Padre National Sea Shore offers plenty of opportunities for water sports. The water is warm year-round, so don’t be afraid to jump in!
For more recommendations for your next vacation destination, contact us at Hanner RV Supercenter.
Traveling in an RV is fun, but sometimes you need to spruce up your ride with some must-have RV accessories to give your time on the road a little extra boost of fun, comfort, and convenience.
Let go of those bulky maps that just get in the way of everything. Instead, invest in a GPS that can guide you along the best route.
- Solar-Powered Device Charger
As long as the Sun is out, you have plenty of electricity with a solar-powered device charger that lets you charge your phone anywhere.
When you’re traveling, cast iron cookware has limitless potential. You can use it on the stove, in the oven, and over a campfire with no damage.
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System
This one may be a little more expensive than other entries on the list, but investing in a tire pressure monitoring system is worth it to avoid potential blowouts on the highway.
Stay connected on the go without draining your data.
Simple, compact, affordable, and capable of making one to four cups of coffee in as little as one minute; what’s not to love?
Need an RV to go with all the cool accessories you’re eyeballing? We at Hanner RV Supercenter can get you started on a lifetime of RV ownership today.